Kachal, a tackle for file-fish (family Balistidae : Pisces)

Sam Bennet, P (1967) Kachal, a tackle for file-fish (family Balistidae : Pisces). Journal of The Bombay Natural History Society , 64 (2). pp. 377-380.



To suit local exigencies and condition several indigenous types of gear have been developed by fishermen from ancient times which though primitive and crude in appearance are efficient in their own way. One such gear is the Kaehal, used to capture the file-fish (Balistidae) along the south-west coast of India between Muttum and Vizhingam. Since good results are obtained at little cost, the gear is used extensively by fishermen.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Kachal; tackle; file-fish; Balistidae; Pisces
Subjects:Fishery Technology > Crafts & Gear
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
ID Code:7432
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:23 Feb 2011 11:50
Last Modified:23 Feb 2011 11:50

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